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Forum topic by Keith Kelly posted 01-05-2016 02:39 AM 375 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Keith Kelly

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01-05-2016 02:39 AM

I’m thinking of turning this into a feature element of a wall shelf. I’ve not worked with edges like this before. How would you prepare and finish this?

Inject black epoxy in and towards the bottom to help stabilize it? Fill the entire void with epoxy?

Note: it’s only 4/4 stock and about 4” wide, so it would be part of a glue-up that extends beyond the shelf items.

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, http://www.SquareOneWoodworks.com


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#1 posted 01-05-2016 02:41 AM

holy cow, I suddenly see it differently. It looks like an animal. Ok, not a shelf. Maybe some sort of vertical something or other.

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, http://www.SquareOneWoodworks.com

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#2 posted 01-05-2016 02:46 AM

Yeah I see a lion’s head too :) Maybe a bear? :O

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#3 posted 01-05-2016 02:47 AM



Yeah I see a lion s head too :)

- builtinbkyn

Great news. I’ve been pinching myself and reciting the alphabet backwards.

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, http://www.SquareOneWoodworks.com

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#4 posted 01-06-2016 04:06 AM

Any thoughts about how to secure a live edge like this? It’s not particularly loose by any means, but is prone to breaking if knocked.

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, http://www.SquareOneWoodworks.com

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